Grouping and Copying Shapes
You can group shapes so that they function as a unit.
About Grouped Shapes
It's useful to
group shapes if you regularly use them together. For
example, if you create a logo for your company that
is composed of several separate shapes, grouping the
shapes lets you treat them as one shape and add that
grouped shape to other drawings. You can group any
combination of Edraw shapes, shapes you draw
yourself, other groups and objects from other
Some Edraw shapes
such as this tablet computer are already groups - sets
of shapes grouped to form a single shape.
You can manipulate
THE entire group or individual shapes within groups.
(Manipulating includes resizing, formatting, moving,
rotating, flipping, grouping, deleting and copying.)
To group shapes:
- Select the shapes you
want to group.
- On the Home tab, in the Arrange group, point to Group, and then click Group (Ctrl+Shift+G).
To ungroup shapes:
- Select the group. On the Home Tab, in the Arrange group, point to Group, and then click Ungroup (Ctrl+Shift+U).
Shapes in a Group
To select a group,
click one of the shapes in the group. The group's
rectangular border appears. Then click any shape
inside the group to select that shape.
The sub shapes
and group shape will be selected in order when you
click the shapes in the group.
You can press Ctrl to
select multiple shapes in groups.
Selecting a Shape or Multiple Shapes.
To copy a shape:
- Click to select the shape.
- Hold down the Ctrl key and drag to place the copy where you want it.
- Release the mouse button.
Or click the Copy button in the HOME menu.